The Chicago Bears came up short Sunday afternoon and found themselves out of the playoff picture. While the Bears will now have to watch the postseason play out from the sidelines, they can already begin preparing for next season now that their full set of 2014 opponents has been set.
Each year, NFL teams play each team within their division twice and they play one AFC and one NFC team on a rotational basis. To fill in the final two spots on the schedule, the teams need to take on opponents who finished in the same position in their respective positions.
So while we need to wait to find out exactly what date each game will go down, the opponents are set.
Here is a look at the Chicago Bears’ 2014 opponents:
|2014 Regular Season|
|New Orleans Saints||Atlanta Falcons|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Carolina Panthers|
|Buffalo Bills||New England Patriots|
|Miami Dolphins||New York Jets|
|Dallas Cowboys||San Francisco 49ers|
|Green Bay Packers (Div.)||Green Bay Packers (Div.)|
|Minnesota Vikings (Div.)||Minnesota Vikings (Div.)|
|Detroit Lions (Div.)||Detroit Lions (Div.)|